First Trailer for 'Machine Gun Preacher' with Gerard Butler Arrives

First Trailer for ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ with Gerard Butler Arrives

No, this movie isn’t a sequel or prequel to Hobo with a Shotgun, although I can see how you may make that mistake. Instead, we’ve got Gerard Butler wielding the weapons and taking care of business in this Marc Forster-directed action/drama film with a heart.

Coming soon from Relativity Media, the film is based on the true story of Sam Childers, a tough guy who’s seen and done too much. After some particularly brutal misadventures his life takes a big turn when he finds purpose in establishing a haven for Sudanese children.

We’ve got the trailer for the film for you today and in it we can see what we need to see to know this movie could go one of two ways. Those two ways depend pretty much on if we believe Butler can pull off another tough but inevatible self-sacrificing role.

We’re betting he can, but you be the judge. Watch the trailer after the jump.

In addition to Butler, Machine Gun Preacher also stars Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon. It’s set to be released on September 23.

  • GeorgeWashington
    August 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Looks good to me – but it’s an “R”. Why do so many of his films have to be bloody, sex-oriented or have foul language. He is a good actor; he doesn’t need the hard stuff to sell.